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Birney Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Morayshire, recorded in the 13th century as Brennach, probably from Gaelic braonach ‘damp place’. Variant spelling of English or Irish Burney.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Burney, Berney, Binney, Barney, Barley, Tirey, Bires, Viney, Birner

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Birney Family Origin

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Birney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Cultivateur

    27%
  • Dress Maker

    9%
  • Gardener

    9%

In 1881, Farmer, Cultivateur and Dress Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Birney. The most common Birney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Birney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Birney family was Gardener.

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Birney Historical Records

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Birney Life Expectancy

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Famous Birney Family

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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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